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Graduated with my M.L.I.S.! Graduated with my M.L.I.S.!

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Unread 06-22-2010, 08:03 PM
Graduated with my M.L.I.S.!

Hi sisters,

I haven't been here for a while but I wanted to drop in and let everyone know that I graduated with my Master of Library and Information Science degree in May.

Although I had surgery just shy of two weeks before the fall semester started, I had perhaps the best semester of my graduate school career. I got an A in a library management class with a professor who has a reputation for being extremely difficult. My other class was very theoretical and difficult for me to grasp (perhaps because indexing and abstracting can be difficult in any case) but I also earned an A. Both professors were aware of my condition and both said they would write recommendations for me!

In the spring I took a practicum and two workshops. My practicum was at a local hospital that had a consumer health library. My supervisor was very impressed; so was the professor who reviewed my portfolio after I was done with all required items and hours.

Here's the coolest thing (if I might say so myself): I decided that after all of the support my parents had given me, I would throw THEM a party on graduation day. I worked hard to get contact information for their friends and asked people who couldn't come to the party to send cards instead. Final product: 30 people at a surprise party and about 40 cards received and presented at the party. Why celebrate them? Oh, I don't know... coming and staying with me for two weeks after my surgery? The fact that both will be retired come July 1? The nearness to their birthdays? I pulled it off without a hitch. Mom and Dad had a blast!

So that's the update; I'm looking for part-time jobs now. Regarding the hysterectomy: my anemia has cleared up completely, and I am feeling much better without the monthly agony. Friends and family say I look happier and healthier than they've seen in years.

It's all good!
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Unread 06-22-2010, 09:25 PM
Re: Graduated with my M.L.I.S.!

Dear bandimal:

Congrats on getting your degree!! And what a cool idea about throwing the party for your parents.

Kudos to you on both counts!!
Unread 06-24-2010, 12:49 AM
Re: Graduated with my M.L.I.S.!

You deserve to be proud of yourself! What a wonderful way to celebrate your graduation and thanks to your parents. Best of luck with job hunting.
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